SMRT Bus Service 985

SMRT Bus Service 985 is a trunk route between Choa Chu Kang Interchange and Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, passing through Teck Whye, Bukit Batok West, Bukit Batok, Jln Jurong Kechil, PIE, Jln Toa Payoh and Boon Keng Road.

Route Information:
985
44009
Choa Chu Kang Int
Choa Chu Kang Loop
44539
Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44399
Opp Blk 210
Choa Chu Kang Dr
44299
Cck Polyclinic
Teck Whye Ave
44289
Blk 6
Teck Whye Ave
44279
Blk 157
Teck Whye Ave
44139
Opp Blk 26
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44159
Bt Batok Fire Stn
Bt Batok Rd
44169
Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok Rd
43529
Opp Bt Batok Driving Ctr
Bt Batok West Ave 5
43641
Opp HomeTeamNS
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43831
Blk 334
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43491
Blk 331
Bt Batok West Ave 4
43481
Blk 315
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43471
Blk 306
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43461
Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43411
Opp Blk 628
Bt Batok Ctrl
43421
Blk 503
Bt Batok East Ave 2
43431
Opp Blk 242
Bt Batok East Ave 2
43441
Opp Blk 258
Bt Batok East Ave 2
43229
Opp Blk 266
Bt Batok East Ave 2
43209
Autobacs
Bt Batok East Ave 6
42199
Aft Bt Batok East Ave 6
Jln Jurong Kechil
42189
The Hillford
Jln Jurong Kechil
42179
Aft Chun Tin Rd
Jln Jurong Kechil
42169
Opp Blk 19
Jln Jurong Kechil
42159
Opp Beauty World Stn
Jln Jurong Kechil
42259
Goh & Goh Bldg
Jln Jurong Kechil
51091
Opp Catholic JC
PIE
51101
Old Police Academy
PIE
52071
Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
52081
Aft Blk 195
Jln Toa Payoh
60081
St. Andrew'S Village
Jln Toa Payoh
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60139
Blk 44
Bendemeer Rd
60119
Opp Boon Keng Stn
Bendemeer Rd
60059
Bef Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
80109
Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80101
Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
60051
Opp Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
60191
Blk 7
Boon Keng Rd
60121
Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
S'goon Rd
60141
Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
S'goon Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60181
Aft Moonstone Lane
S'goon Rd
60089
Opp St. Andrew'S Village
Jln Toa Payoh
52089
Opp Blk 195
Jln Toa Payoh
52079
Opp Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
51099
Catholic JC
Whitley Rd
42089
Opp Bt Timah Plaza
Jln Anak Bt
42071
Pei Hwa Presby Pr Sch
Upp Bt Timah Rd
42151
Beauty World Stn Exit C
Jln Jurong Kechil
42161
Blk 18
Jln Jurong Kechil
42171
Signature Pk Condo
Jln Jurong Kechil
42181
Opp The Hillford
Jln Jurong Kechil
42191
Bef Bt Batok East Ave 6
Jln Jurong Kechil
43201
Opp Autobacs
Bt Batok East Ave 6
43221
Blk 267
Bt Batok East Ave 2
43449
Blk 258
Bt Batok East Ave 2
43439
Blk 242
Bt Batok East Ave 2
43429
Blk 240
Bt Batok East Ave 2
43419
Blk 628
Bt Batok Ctrl
43469
Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43479
Opp Blk 305
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43489
Opp Blk 315
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43499
Blk 419
Bt Batok West Ave 4
43839
Opp Blk 336
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43649
HomeTeamNS
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43521
Bt Batok Driving Ctr
Bt Batok West Ave 5
44161
Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok Rd
44151
Opp Bt Batok Fire Stn
Bt Batok Rd
44131
Blk 26
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44271
Bet Blks 13/14
Teck Whye Ave
44281
Blk 8
Teck Whye Ave
44291
Opp Cck Polyclinic
Teck Whye Ave
44391
Aft Blk 202
Choa Chu Kang Dr
44009
Choa Chu Kang Int
Choa Chu Kang Loop
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal
Passes Through Teck Whye, Bukit Batok West, Bukit Batok, Jln Jurong Kechil, PIE, Jln Toa Payoh, Boon Keng Road
Route Length 25.5km (D1) | 26.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 75 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Lor 1 Geylang
0545 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 11 mins
1700-1900: 11 mins
After 1900: 11 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 10 mins
After 1900: 11 – 12 mins
Route Information

Service 985 is an inter-town trunk route linking housing estates around Choa Chu Kang / Teck Whye, Bukit Batok and Jln Jurong Kechil with the Central areas of Boon Keng and Kallang, incorporating an express sector along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) between Jln Jurong Kechil and Jln Toa Payoh.

The route compliments Service 190 and 975 for the Choa Chu Kang – Teck Whye stretch and Service 188 for the Choa Chu Kang – Bt Gombak stretch. It also plies between Bukit Batok – Jalan Toa Payoh along the PIE, providing a slightly longer alternative route for passengers who would otherwise rely on Express 506.

Demand for this route remains moderate throughout the day and operates at generally low frequencies, with comparably higher demand during peak hours. Double-Decker bus deployments started since 13 Jul 2015, and articulated buses do appear on the route once in a while.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Choa Chu Kang Road (Blk 26)  Choa Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays/Sat: 0520hrs, 0535hrs, 0550hrs, 0605hrs
    Sun/PHs: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0600hrs, 0615hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See above


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 2003 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

History:

  • 2003 (27 Jul): Introduced after the merger of Services 185 and 989, running between Choa Chu Kang Int and Lor 1 Geylang Ter.
  • 2006 (30 Apr): Amended to serve Bt Batok West Ave 5 & 7 instead of Bt Batok Rd & Bt Batok West Ave 7. Deleted sector between Bt Batok Rd & Bt Batok West Ave 7 was re-introduced as Service 985W on 15th Oct 2006, but subsequently withdrawn on 13th Oct 2007.
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (13 Jul): Start of double decker deployments

Past Routings:


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